Saxophone — Classic Winds

Saxophone

Except sonatas with piano, everything has to be performed from memory

1st ROUND MAX. 15 MIN

1. Choose one of the options below: 

  • J. S. Bach: Flute partita in A minor BWV 1013
  • J. S. Bach: 6 Cello suites
  • G. P. Telemann: 12 Fantasias for Flute without Bass

Candidate can perform several parts of a piece. 

2. Choose one of the options below: 

  • A. Margoni: 10 Études dans le Style Contemporain (Ed. Billaudot)
  • E. Bozza: 12 Etudes-Caprices
  • N. Paganini: 24 Caprices

2nd ROUND MAX. 25 MIN

1. Choose one of the options below: 

  • V. David: "Nuée ardente" 
  • P. Swerts: "Klonos"
  • A. Desenclos: "Prélude, Cadence et Finale"  
  • I. Gotkovsky: "Brillance"
  • R. Muczunski:  Sonata for saxophone and piano

2. Cantilena piece ages of Romanticism or Impressionism of the participant's choice: Vocalise, Romance, Song without words, Aria, etc.. 

3. Contemporary solo piece for saxophone at the participant's choice. 


3rd ROUND MAX. 30 MIN

1. Choose one of the options below:

  • E. Denisov: Sonata for saxophone and piano
  • T. Yoshimatsu: "Fuzzu bird" Sonata for saxophone and piano 
  • F. Decruck:  Sonata for saxophone and piano
  • W. Albright: Sonata for saxophone and piano 
  • C. Debussy: Rhapsodie (transcription for saxophone and piano) 

  2. One composition of competitor’s choice.


FINAL ROUND

1. A.Shor: Saxophone Concerto (download scores here)

2. Choose one of the options below:

  • A. Glazunov: Saxophone concerto Op. 109
  • L.E. Larsson: Saxophone concerto Op. 14
  • P. Creston: Saxophone concerto Op. 26
  • H. Tomasi: Saxophone concerto